A.T. Richardson Wines is now abbreviated, but there’s nothing abbreviated about this consistent wine. With a pale colour, it has a high-toned aroma of minerals first and fruits and flowers second. There’s a tickle of sweetness balancing the zingy acidity, and the palate is delicate, restrained and high-energy, ending with lemony freshness. Lovely wine.
94 points, Real Review, January 2020
Other than gentle pressing and low extraction, there's nothing special about the vinification, leaving the pure fruit of the cool Grampians climate to work its magic. There's a softness to the flavours that coexist with the low pH and minerally acidity, Meyer lemon and lime with tropical nuances.
95 points, Wine Companion (December 2019)
The GrampiansLocated in western Central Victoria, the Grampians was settled during the gold rush of the 1850’s. Indeed the vivid history of the gold rush is inextricably intertwined with the history of viticulture in the region. Seppelt at Great Western, one of the region’s iconic wineries was built at the end of the gold rush when scores of out-of-work prospectors excavated its extensive drives and cellars. The "drives" completed in 1932, stretch for three kilometres and provide perfect conditions for the maturation of sparkling wine, for which the region is well-known. The climate of the Grampians is Mediterranean and essentially cool with vineyards situated at elevations ranging from 240 to 350m. The region experiences long sunshine hours and low rainfall necessitating supplementary irrigation. Soils in the region range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy and red clay loams interspersed with ironstone. The region is suited to a diverse range of varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon but is best known for its crisp fruity Riesling and distinctive spicy peppery Shiraz.